Brian Dozier hit a three-run homer in the second inning and the Twins never gave up the lead as they beat the White Sox, 7-4, at Target Field. Justin Morneau hit a two-run shot in the sixth, while Kevin Correia improved to 6-and-4. Correia pitched six-and-two-thirds innings of two-run ball and struck out six. Glen Perkins locked up his 18th save, helping Minnesota take the first two of the three-game set.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down.
Iowa’s top prison official says legal action is likely against the designers blamed for months of delays in opening a new state prison.
Officials say the high-voltage electrical transmission line that's proposed to cut through 220 miles of Nebraska's Sand Hills region is designed to have a positive impact on the entire state's power infrastructure.
Governor-elect Pete Ricketts promises to bring a fresh perspective to the prison problem in Nebraska.